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Governor accused of land grabbing

A land spat has erupted between two high-ranking government officials in the seaside tourist town of Kep.

Nhem Morokat, under-secretary of state of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, has filed a complaint against Kep town governor Ngin Ngin Da, alleging he faked documents in order to steal 2,628 square metres of land that belongs to her.

“Ngin Ngin Da, Kep town governor and his wife who are the dupers have faked [what] is my property and one line of public road,” she said yesterday.

In a complaint late last month, she asked the provincial court to prevent Ngin Ngin Da from selling, renting, building on or making land titles for the plot that she argued had belonged to her since 1991.

It included a copy of an investigation Nhem Morokat said was conducted by the Ministry of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection demanding the land be returned.

Ngin Ngin Da said yesterday that he had committed no wrongdoing.

To contact the reporter on this story: Meas Sokchea at meas.sokchea@phnompenhpost.com

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